Yesterday I finished the beanie I’ve been working on and it caught me a bit by surprise because I wasn’t expecting to finish it so quickly! I felt a little bit lost… I had not quite thought what to make next.
I do have a work in progress, a crochet chevron scarf to match my alpaca dress, but I’m not feeling like going back to crochet… I want to keep knitting for the time being, I’m enjoying it so much! I will make two other beanies for the boys in the family, but not straight away.
Today I didn’t have anything to knit on my commute 😦 So I took the time to search my two favourite sources of crafty inspiration: Ravelry and Pinterest. I found (among many other beautiful and tempting things) this really nice top that doesn’t look too difficult. In my stash I have 6 amazing skeins of Malabrigo sock yarn that I bought in Tricot das Cinco on my last trip to Portugal. For some reason that I still have to figure out, it’s very difficult to find Malabrigo yarn around Sydney. So I decided to use my Tiziano Red yarn to wip up this top.
I have started to wind up my first skein of Malabrigo and I am so excited!!! This is such an amazing yarn!!! So rich in colour, so bright, almost sparkling… I am so in love! Because this yarn is a different weight from what is used in the pattern, I will have to make a swatch, measure up my stitches and adapt the pattern. Lets see how this goes…
Since I have 3 of these skeins, I might also make a matching scarf and a hat. This Lucy Hat is just perfect and I must confess I have been eyeing it for quite some time now. As a contrasting colour I ordered a hand dyed merino sock yarn in a rich graphite tone from Skein Yarn. And because you can never buy just one skein (the poor thing would feel lonely on the way here…), to go with it I bought a nice 100% superwash merino yarn in the exquisite warm tones of Equinox. I plan on using this one to make a pair of fingerless mittens that have been on my queue for far too long.
And that’s it, I have a lot of work ahead, better get to it!!!
PS – The last few days I have been more engaged within the amazing community of crafty bloggers. I have found amazing, creative and talented people with so much to give to the world. To all the fellow crafters throughout the whole wide blogosphere with whom I have exchanged comments and likes or that just brought a smile to my face with their posts and pictures, I would like to leave a word of appreciation. You are all very inspiring human beings!